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Team: Hendrick Motorsports-24
Age / DOB:  (43) / 8/4/1971
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 150

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Jeff Gordon knows it will be difficult to match the feeling he gets racing after this season, but broadcasting could provide something close to it.
That was among the reasons Gordon decided to pursue broadcasting, leading to Thursday’s announcement that he’ll join Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip in the booth for Fox’s broadcast of NASCAR Sprint Cup events. Gordon has signed a multi-year contract. He replaces Larry McReynolds, who had been in the booth since Fox began broadcasting Cup races in 2001. McReynolds will remain an analyst for the network. May 21 - 11:21 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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Jeff Gordon has three all-star wins with the latest of these coming in 2001. He followed that with several more top-10s and a third in 2006, but he has suffered through several bad runs since and failed to crack the top 10 in his last eight starts.

In his last eight attempts, Gordon has averaged a result of only 15th, which is extremely disappointing considering the size of the all-star field.
May 15 - 1:23 PM

Jeff Gordon utilized the same strategy as race-winner Jimmie Johnson and third-place Dale Earnhardt Jr.—who also happen to be his teammates. He finished fourth on old tires and earned his second top-five of the season.

Gordon’s other top-five this year came at Bristol three weeks ago. He had a dominant car at Talladega SuperSpeedway last week, but a penalty late in the race ruined his day. As long as he races in the top five, Gordon has a shot at winning and that makes him a good fantasy value.
May 10 - 1:26 AM

Jeff Gordon posted a lap of 194.793 mph and won the pole for the Geico 500. It is his fourth pole at Talladega and his 80th overall.

After leading the field three times at Talladega, Gordon has one victory, another third-place finish, and a 33rd. His poor result came after sustaining crash damage, which proves there is no place to hide. However, Gordon had nearly 3/10ths of a second over teammate Kasey Kahne and that might give him greater maneuverability to keep him at the head of the draft.
May 2 - 2:34 PM

Jeff Gordon was one of the few drivers last week at Bristol Motor Speedway who entered the weekend with a top-10 streak and did not see it come to an end on the high-banked bullring. He finished third in the Food City 500 and backed that up with an eighth in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

Gordon’s priorities to this point have been to climb into Chase consideration after suffering three accidents in the first three weeks of the season. Now that he is 11th in the points’ standings, look for that focus to shift to winning his first Cup race of 2015.
Apr 26 - 8:38 PM

Jeff Gordon seemed to struggle for most of the afternoon at Richmond, but he qualified among the top 12. He posted only the 20th-quickest 10-lap average in the morning session and was 17th-quick in final practice. He will line up 11th.

Gordon is showing a knack for improving short track races progress. Last week he was equally unimpressive at Bristol Motor Speedway before finishing third, which means he cannot be discounted at Richmond International Raceway.
Apr 24 - 11:08 PM

For the second straight week, Jeff Gordon scored a season-best finish. He was seventh in the Duck Commander 500 last week and finished third in the Food City 500 to earn his first top-five of the season.

Gordon had to battle back from two laps down after he was forced to pit for a loose wheel. He got a Wave Around and a Free Pass and then made the most of his opportunity, which is how success is gauged at Bristol.
Apr 19 - 10:47 PM

Jeff Gordon struggled through most of the weekend at Bristol with only the 13th fastest lap in Friday’s practice session, a qualification speed that landed him 23rd on the grid, and the 15th-fastest speed in Saturday morning’s session. In final practice, he finally jumped to the top of the board with the fourth-fastest single lap of speed at 126.420 mph.

Gordon’s time in final practice was 15.178 seconds and it appears that the race pace is coming back to the No. 24 more than that Gordon is catching the field. He should be able to finish in the top 10, but with such a bad pit stall fantasy owners should not expect much more.
Apr 18 - 12:32 PM

Jeff Gordon took two tires only on the final pit stop and held off most of the field to score his fourth consecutive top-10 finish. He crossed under the checkers seventh in the Duck Commander 500, which is his best result so far in the 2015 season.

Most fantasy experts expected Gordon to have several top-fives by this stage of the season, so a high of seventh is disappointing. The good news is that he is climbing up the points’ standings and ran better than he finished on a number of occasions.
Apr 12 - 9:47 AM

Jeff Gordon sustained crash damage in his first three races this season and finished outside the top 15 each time. That sunk him deep enough in the points’ standings that he still could not gain a top-16 position until Ryan Newman’s penalty elevated the No. 24 one spot.

Gordon reversed his trend in the last three races and swept the top 10, but last week he had to overcome a late-race penalty to finish ninth. That remains his best finish of the season; he also finished ninth at Phoenix. At his salary cap level, he needs to improve even more and begin earning top-fives to be a good fantasy value.
Apr 7 - 2:06 PM

Jeff Gordon incurred a penalty during his final pit stop and was forced to restart the race at the end of the lead lap with 35 laps remaining. He made a valiant charge through the pack and finished ninth in the STP 500.

Gordon was leading when the final caution flag waved for debris on the frontstretch. He was being caught by Matt Kenseth at the time and would have had a fierce battle, but a top-five finish would have elevated him to Chase contention. As the points currently stand, he is in a three-way battle for 16th on the charts, but trails Danica Patrick by a tie-breaker.
Mar 29 - 8:46 PM

Jeff Gordon posted the quickest 10-lap average in Saturday morning’s practice session. His top speed was 96.261 mph from laps 41 through 50. That speed was faster than all but 17 drivers’ fastest laps.

One of the factors that makes Gordon so good at Martinsville is his ability to pace himself. Gordon also had the third-fastest lap at 96.884 mph in this session, so he should have short run speed as well if the race becomes a shootout at the end.
Mar 28 - 12:06 PM

Jeff Gordon gambled by staying out on the next-to-last restart and led the Auto Club 400 on old tires. When the race had two green-white-checkered attempts, he fell back through the field and barely managed to finish 10th.

That was enough to help him climb three spots in the points’ standings to 22nd. He is currently only eight points out of the top 16 heading to a track where he has dominated in the past. Gordon has eight victories at Martinsville during his career.
Mar 22 - 9:44 PM

Jeff Gordon finally avoided bad luck at Phoenix in the 500 and finished ninth in the final rundown.

Gordon actually challenged for a top-five for most of the closing laps until he pitted for tires. He lined up 11th with 12 laps remaining and failed to get back to the front of the pack, but considering that he was banged about by accidents in his first three races this year, he should be quite pleased with the result.
Mar 16 - 9:52 PM

Jeff Gordon’s final fulltime season as a NASCAR driver is not getting off to the start he hoped. He was involved in late-race accidents at Daytona and Atlanta which contributed to back-to-back results outside the top 30. At Vegas, he ran into the back of Jeb Burton when that driver slowed to miss a crashing Jimmie Johnson with less than 100 laps remaining.

For the third straight week Gordon had a top-10 capable car. He held on to finish 18th in the Kobalt 400 and is still seeking his first top-15 of the season. Despite his bad luck, he should continue to be highly regarded in fantasy games.
Mar 9 - 10:48 AM